Summer vacation is a time when kids become little anarchists and spend the month with their sometimes bizarre and sometimes productive games. It’s a chance for teachers and children to indulge in new hobbies or vocations to make the holidays productive and fun. However, seems like these norms were a little twisted for this headmaster.
A primary school in Darshanpur situated in Rampur district of Uttar Pradesh was turned into a poultry farm. Classrooms and school premises had a number of animals tied around after the summer vacation began on May 21.
A video of the classroom-turned-poultry farm became viral on the internet when this incident came to light. The headmaster of the school, Faryad Ali Khan along with the gram pradhan’s husband came up with this idea. Another teacher has been found guilty in the case. The matter was reported to the District Magistrate and the headmaster was swiftly suspended. The authorities are probing the matter as ordered by the DM.
Rampur’s Basic Shiksha Adhikari, Sarva Nand told Times of India,
After a video of the incident was uploaded and the matter was reported to the DM, we conducted an inquiry and found the headmaster, Faryad Ali Khan, and one more teacher guilty. They failed to report or save school premises from encroachers as other livestock were also found tethered there.
Shiv Sahay, the District Magistrate, has ordered an inspection of the whole building for encroachment and FIRs to be lodged against the offenders if found guilty. The other guilty teacher, Prayag Kumar, informed,
After the summer vacation began on May 21, we locked the school building and handed over the keys to the village head who also heads the school management committee. He stabbed us in the backthough.
It is notable that Darshanpur was Prayag Kumar’s first posting in this job. He is worried that the incident is going to reflect badly upon his work experience which will ruin his career further. The Basic Shiksha Adhikari has called it an embarrassing episode and has taken a strong stance of total intolerance against such irregularities.